Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced an order of 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The aircraft will be deployed on medium- to long-haul international routes after the 2015 financial year.

The order includes 10 new purchases and a conversion of 10 of the 35 B787-8s it currently has on order.

JAL’s overall purchase of the Dreamliner now stands at 25 firm orders of the 787-8, and 20 for the 787-9, with 20 options, raising an initial order of 35 Dreamliners to 45.